We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Sakarine Rd, Ban Watsene, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Phone Number: +856 71 252 525
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 87 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Would like more interaction with chefs

This was a good introduction to Lao cuisine. We did the day course and enjoyed the market visit. The day is very structured and each dish is demonstrated and then you cook it at... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Pip B
,
Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 71: English reviews
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a good introduction to Lao cuisine. We did the day course and enjoyed the market visit. The day is very structured and each dish is demonstrated and then you cook it at your bench station. On this they delivered. And the recipe book you take home is well put together and informative. Some other courses I have done... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pip B
Hartford, CT
Level Contributor
35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this. A Lao chef prepared four different dishes in front of us, and then we got to pick two to cook for ourselves for dinner. We came back home prepared to make some of these dishes for ourselves, and found that some of the ingredients are simply not available at our local markets, so we wish that... More 

Helpful?
Thank BradHurley
West Midlands
Level Contributor
111 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not really sure what I thought of this cooking school. What made it for me was the people who were also participating. Such a friendly bunch. We've done a fair few cooking classes in Asia and I can't say it was the best. We went to the Phousi Market by truck. Got shown around and got a very brief... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank SarahSchad
Hamilton, Canada
Level Contributor
100 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The day started off with a visit to the morning market. I enjoy this part if the day since it brings me to a place locals shop at, a place filled with smells, sights, and items I'm not familiar with. We, the student chefs, don't buy anything while there, we are accompanied by one Chef who takes us on a... More 

Helpful?
Thank ABIvsWORLD
Berlin, Germany
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I did the full day course in early October 2016 with 3 other people and it was great. The chef spoke good English and the trip to the market was really fun. Note: if you're not used to Laotian / Cambodian markets it can be a bit overwhelming. In class we were shown how to make all the dishes, made... More 

Helpful?
Thank wdurobme1
Canberra
Level Contributor
154 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The 2 hour course is very basic but you do get to watch the two chefs cook and then get on with your own cooking. There is minimal supervision of the cooking as the instructor chefs were chatting and washing up rather than walking around offering support and advice. A sort of cook book is provided. The suggestions for substitutions... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lun2Travel
Level Contributor
3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We signed up for this cooking class with no expectations, but were very disappointed. Dishes were rushed and very little help was provided. The Laotian tofu they use is disgusting and they don't tell you how to cook it. The chefs were OK and did help slightly but it was very much a case of following the recipe in the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Padraig F
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I was looking into cooking classes in Luang Prabang. Many of the classes were several hours. Tamnak Cooking class was 2 hours and available. There were two instructors who made 5 or 6 dishes while we watched. After they were finished, we tasted each dish and decided which two we wanted to make on our own. The ingredients were already... More 

Helpful?
Thank LizzyG5678
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

My 9 year old daughter and I attended the evening class and being the low season we were the only ones in the class. It was terrific as we able to make all 6 dishes and then feast on them afterwards. It was such a great experience, the food was amazing and we will certainly be replicating them when we... More 

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Did the all day course in a group of 6. The group itself made the course into not a bad day out as the instructor was very quiet and remained in the background as much as possible. There were no formalities; introduction / overview of what we'd be doing. The tour of the market was tightening quick and there was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Normanmags

Travellers who viewed Tamnak Lao Cooking School also viewed

Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang Province
Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang Province
 
Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang Province
Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang Province
 

Been to Tamnak Lao Cooking School? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Tamnak Lao Cooking School staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?